Travel Assistance

The provincial government has a travel assistance program available for eligible patients.

The Travel Assistance Program (TAP)

TAP is a provincial government program that provides travel cost discounts for British Columbians who must leave home for non-emergency medical services. To find out if you are eligible, call:

Toll free: 1-800-661-2668

You can also find information on the Ministry of Health Services’ website.

Please note

  • TAP discounts are available only from specific carriers.
  • TAP provides discounts for travel and does not make the travel arrangements. You must make your own travel arrangements.
  • Meals, accommodation, car expenses, and local transportation expenses associated with travel are not included in TAP.
  • The TAP application form must be filled out by your family physician prior to travel.
  • Reimbursement AFTER travel is not possible.